Zamora was the Cubs' main righthanded reliever in 1974-75, saving ten each season
despite fighting a back injury. He threw strikes, but, as one writer put it, "When
the pitch is so fat, that the ball hits the bat, that's Zamora." Bruce Sutter
arrival made the Cuban reliever expendable. Zamora pitched a seven-inning perfect
game for Denver (American Association
) on September 2, 1972.